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Peter G. Stewart

Peter Grant Stewart
Second Executive Committee of the Provisional Government of Oregon
In office
1844–1845
Constituency Oregon Country
Personal details
Born (1809-09-06)September 6, 1809
New York
Died August 27, 1900(1900-08-27) (aged 90)
Tacoma, Washington
Spouse(s) Rebecca Rawlings Cason d. 1863
Eliza Rosecrans
Occupation politician, jeweler

Peter Grant Stewart (September 6, 1809 – August 27, 1900) was a jeweler and pioneer of the Oregon Country in what later became the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington. A native of New York state, he traveled the Oregon Trail to the Willamette Valley and settled first in Oregon City and later in what became Washington. He was served on the Second Executive Committee of the Provisional Government of Oregon, and his homesite became part of Fort Canby at the mouth of the Columbia River.

Early life

Peter G. Stewart was born in [1]

Oregon Trail

On May 22, 1843, the Stewart party left [1] Also in this wagon train were other prominent people of the era. This includes Doctor Marcus Whitman from the mission near Walla Walla, Washington and Jesse Applegate who would soon open the Applegate Trail with his brothers.[3] Additionally, along the journey the party encountered Lieutenant John C. Frémont of the United States Army, who was on a surveying mission.[2]

Oregon Country

Stewart arrived in the Oregon Country in 1843.[4] After a short time in Oregon, Stewart volunteered to help rescue the [1]

After Pacific City, he returned to the jewelry and watch making business.[3] Stewart plied this trade in [1]

Government

In May 1844, Stewart was elected by the pioneer settlers to the Second Executive Committee of the [1] Lastly, from 1870 to 1879 Stewart served as city recorder for the town of Gervais in the Willamette Valley on French Prairie.[3]

Family

Stewart's first wife Rebecca's parents were [1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Peter Stewart". Oregon Pioneer Biographies. ORGenWeb. Retrieved 2007-03-14. 
  2. ^ a b "William Hatchette Vaughan". The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. Retrieved 2007-03-14. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Oregon State Library
  4. ^ a b c Carey, Charles Henry (1922). History of Oregon 1. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. 
  5. ^ "History". City of Ilwaco, Washington. Archived from the original on 2006-12-05. Retrieved 2007-03-15. 
  6. ^ Oregon Blue Book: Earliest Authorities in Oregon
  7. ^ Oregon Blue Book: Governors of Oregon
Preceded by
First Executive Committee

with Alanson Beers
David Hill
Joseph Gale
Second Executive Committee
Provisional Government of Oregon

1844-1845
with William J. Bailey
Osborne Russell
Succeeded by
Governor of Provisional Government
George Abernethy
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